New York REIT, Inc. (NYSE: NYRT), which is liquidating and winding down pursuant to a plan of liquidation, announced today that it has closed on the previously announced sale of a 48.7% interest in Worldwide Plaza to a joint venture managed by SL Green Realty Corp. and RXR Realty LLC based on the agreed upon value of the property of $1.725 billion. In conjunction with the equity sale, there was a concurrent $1.2 billionrefinancing of the existing Worldwide Plaza debt. NYRT received cash at closing of approximately $355 million from the sale and excess proceeds from the refinancing, which is net of certain closing costs, including $109.0 million of defeasance and prepayment costs, and a $90.7 million capital reserve.
The new debt on Worldwide Plaza bears interest at a blended rate of approximately 3.98% per annum, requires monthly payments of interest only and matures in November 2027.
Worldwide Plaza is a mixed use building located on Eighth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets in Manhattan containing approximately 2.05 million rentable square feet including approximately 1.8 million rentable square feet of office space.
Further details surrounding the sale of the membership interest and the financing of Worldwide Plaza will be included in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
NYRT is a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the NYSE that owns income-producing commercial real estate, including office and retail properties, located in New York City. NYRT's shareholders recently adopted a plan of liquidation pursuant to which NYRT is liquidating and winding down and, in connection therewith, is seeking to sell its assets in an orderly fashion to maximize shareholder value. For more information, please visit our website at www.nyrt.com.